Power of the Heart, The Book of Love

Love can’t be taken away – but marriage can. It needn’t always be the the case although in ours it likely was.

As of this morning, a major milestone was reached in this a personal “transitional” year for Caroline and I. Dear family thank you very much for your support – it being ‘just right’.

I’m probably about halfway to NYC (no speeding tix or blown tires i hope!) – to join Scott and Gord. I scheduled this post earlier this week so i wouldn’t have to try to type on my iphone while driving 🙂 – also in anticipation that the stars would align – and they did this morning.

So, to the point of this post. I’d like to ask you married folks (such as those in my family, and extended families) to take a moment to listen to these moving songs. The first is by Lou Reed (interpreted by Peter Gabriel with visual treatment from a fan) – “Power of the Heart”. The second is “The Book of Love” written by Stephin Merritt – again interpreted by PG.

I hope they inspire you. Knowing you all, I know each of you love your partner. But we all know that we change throughout our lives and we have to juggle kids, job, health, needs, wants, etc. etc.

We can’t take our relationships for granted and must continue to work on them. With kindness, humility, tenderness and patience. Stef


if you can’t see the video above, try clicking here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoq4z8bCgyk


if you can’t see the video above, try clicking here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2j4lA-E7Vc